The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite you and your guests to a discussion on "Smart Disruption in the Digital Age".
Every sector, industry and company is exposed to disruptive change that innovation is delivering in the digital age. As Australian businesses address the challenges and opportunities this presents, join us to hear from some of Australia's digital leaders on their perspectives and strategies around smart disruption.
Mr Paul Bassat is a co-founder and major shareholder in Square Peg Capital which is a venture capital fund focussed on investing in early stage technology companies in Australia, Israel and South East Asia. Paul is a director of Wesfarmers Ltd and a Commissioner of the Australian Football League (AFL). He is also on the board of Innovation Australia, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, the Mount Scopus College Foundation, AFL SportsReady and the P&S Bassat Foundation. He was designated as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2009. Paul co-founded SEEK in 1997 and served as CEO and then as Joint CEO from 1997-2011. SEEK is the world’s largest online employment business and in 14 years went from a start up to one of Australia’s top 100 companies. SEEK has market leading businesses in numerous markets throughout Australasia, Asia and Latin and South America.
Ms Tracey Fellows is Chief Executive Officer of ASX-listed REA Group, responsible for the Group’s operations across Australia, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining REA Group in August 2014, Tracey was Executive General Manager of Communication Management Services at Australia Post, responsible for the physical and digital mail business which encompassed 13,000 employees. Previously, Tracey was based in Singapore as Microsoft Vice-President for the Asia-Pacific region, responsible for sales, services, and marketing across 12 countries. Prior to this, Tracey was Managing Director of Microsoft Australia for four years and also served on the ninemsn board. Tracey has also held senior roles with Dell and IBM.
Mr John Paitaridis is Managing Director, Optus Business. John leads Optus’ enterprise, business and government organisation. With 25 years’ industry experience, he is accountable for all aspects of sales, marketing, products, operations and service delivery. Optus Business provides a wide range of network and technology solutions to support customers with their digital experience, innovation and transformation objectives. Key services include voice and data networks, enterprise mobility, collaboration, cloud and cyber security services.